Comment by John Morris — December 7, 2011 @ 9:29 am
Deanna was a true point of light on the OSU campus and in my life. Although I was in a different college and did not see her as often as I liked, I treasured the times that we interacted. It is so true that she was courageous, caring, full of good humor, passionate about her work, but always so full of great ideas about how to reach across any barriers that we out there – ethnicity, gender, and even academic discipline. I am devastated by the news of her passing (from here in California) but now will always be strengthened by the great memories and thankful that her paths crossed mine.
Comment by Dawn Wright — December 7, 2011 @ 10:24 am
From a friend of mine at Stanford who did not know Deanna but just read Teresa Hogue’s Life@OSU article: “wow. what a story. it sounds as if we all lost someone important to the world. so sorry [for OSU community].”
Comment by Dawn Wright — December 7, 2011 @ 10:32 am
Deanna’s smile lit the room up, and her personal warmth made you feel you’d been best friends forever. She made this a better place, and will be missed.
Comment by John Bliss, College of Forestry — December 7, 2011 @ 12:33 pm